BSI’s Alex Price has been involved in the development of testing and specification standards within the areas of metallic and polymer for over 15 years. More recently taking on remits of standards development in novel and new technologies including the additive manufacturing (AM) area. BSI is demonstrating UK’s leadership on AM standards and position itself better on the innovation curve for the benefit of the UK. The view is that BSI can develop a series of standards that gives the UK a better position within the AM marketplace. Alex Price will describe BSI’s intention of applying “tried and tested” quality assurance type formal standards to the sector, while leaving room for open innovation that AM needs.